I Only Shop for Activewear on Black Friday—Here's What I'm Buying


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Don't get me wrong, I love shopping for activewear. If I didn't, I wouldn't be managing editor of this site. But one thing I don't love? Spending a fortune on my gym clothes. I understand that you've got to shell out the big bucks for the high-quality stuff—the pieces that will keep you dry during hot yoga and the gear that will support you when you're doing the most in a HIIT class—but since I consider myself an extreme couponer at heart, it's hard for me to shell out over $100 for leggings.

That's why when Black Friday rolls around, I stock up on my favorite luxe activewear brands and hope that I'm all set until next year. Sometimes I succeed, and sometimes I just have to buy that seasonal crop top and leggings set during the summer because it's limited edition, so cute, and will motivate me to go to the gym. Overall, with a few exceptions throughout the year, I try to reserve my bulk activewear purchases for the day after Thanksgiving in preparation for whatever fitness New Year's resolution awaits me.

If you're planning on joining me with an annual activewear stock-up, take a look at what I'm eyeing:


Sports Bras



Shoes and Accessories


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Managing Editor

Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019.

In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot).

She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.